Chemistry of inorganic materials with lab

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
88
Overall hours
SSD
CHIM/03
Language
English
Learning objectives
Structure, preparation, properties and applications of important inorganic materials will be studied in this course. Basic laboratory techniques will also be introduced for the synthesis and the characterisation of inorganic materials.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to handle the most common inorganic materials and find the most suitable analytical technique for solve qualitative and quantitative characterization.
Course syllabus and organization

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Course syllabus
Overview on the main analytical techniques used for solid material characterisation. Clays, cement and related materials: structures and applications. Refractories. Oxides: preparation methodologies, properties and applications. Three way catalysts. Diamonds, graphite and active carbons. Synthesis, properties and surface chemistry.
Laboratory
Basic techniques of oxide preparation. Bulk and surface characterisation. Metal nanoparticles with different characteristics and their characterisation.
Prerequisites for admission
Positive assessment of inorganic chemistry
Teaching methods
lessons and practical exercises
Teaching Resources
-Materials provided by teachers
- W.D.Kingery, H.K.Bowen, R.D.Uhlmann Introduction to Ceramics, Wiley, 1976
H.Marsh, F.Rodriguez-Reinoso Activated Carbons, Elsevier, 2006
W.Buechner, R.Schliebs, G.Winter, K.H.Buechel, Industrial Inorganic Chemistry, Wiley, 1996
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral examination based on a ppt presentation on a selected topic
Group discussion on the lab experiences where the students will present the obtained results highlighting strength and weakness of their lab tests.
CHIM/03 - GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY - University credits: 9
Laboratories: 32 hours
Lessons: 56 hours